Get Organized: Gather Your Website Information

first_imgDo you know the name of your web hosting company? What’s the login for your domain name registrar? How about the admin login for your WordPress site? Or do you have to go searching through folders of email messages and documents to find the information? If you’re a website owner, it’s up to you to maintain that information. You’ll need it as a reference and your web developer/designer needs it to work on your website. Think of it like your email account, you need to know your email userid, domain name, password, and who to contact if you have issues. Here’s my experience this past year: as I worked with new clients, one of the first things I discovered was that the client didn’t have basic information about their website. My clients couldn’t find their FTP information, used an old email address to register their domain name, or lost their admin login information for their WordPress site. It took hours, and for one client, weeks to locate the information. Helpful ResourceMake it easy on yourself, use my handy reference sheet, Important Information for Your Website (Word), to document all your website information. It’s a one-page document you can download and fill in with all the critical information about your web hosting, domain name registration, WordPress, and web developer.The Important Information for Your Website document provides an easy way for you to maintain your website information. Keep the document in a safe place. What do you use to maintain your website information?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Related10 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Site to a New Web HostThinking of moving your website to a new web host can be overwhelming for any website owner. But if you’re not getting the support you want, or your site has outgrown the current web host plan and your hosting company has nothing else to offer, you want to find hosting…In “Web design”Why You Want Web Hosting and Domain Name in Your NameWhen my friend Heidi tweeted that her site was suspended, I wrote a quick blog post explaining how to fix the “your account has been suspended message” on your website. I explained the reasons why a site could be suspended and provided steps people could take to get their website…In “Web design”A Look Back at 2014With my commitment to blog daily in 2014, I’ve written about websites, user experience, WordPress, accessibility, local web worker events, email marketing, and technology this year. And I’ve been thankful to all of you for reading along. I appreciate all your comments, tips, and suggestions. Keep ’em coming! Here’s a…In “End of year”last_img

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